Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Photo Shoot

This week I had this really neat idea for a gift for my mother and Jay's mother on Mother's day. I thought I was so clever and that both women would really love it. Seriously I'm sure they would love a cute photo of the kids together.

I thought it would be really cute to get a photo of Bonnie & Chas with their cowboy hats on in the backyard. Today was really the first sunny morning and so I dressed up the kids a little - didn't want them looking too fancy. We marched out back and tried taking photos.



First off I couldn't get Bonnie or Chas near each other. Neither one would really stop moving.

Then I remembered at the last moment that Bonnie has lost the art of smiling. She just gets these funny faces unless I catch her smiling and she doesn't realize the photo is being taken.


I really didn't think it would be that difficult to photograph two youngsters but I was so very very wrong. Not a single photo came out how I'd thought it would be. I imagined this really great photo of the kids kind of looking at each other with their really cute smiles and looking as if they were having a great time. Oh well - I'm just laughing this one off as normal life.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day. I know we will.

8 comments:

mommybake said...

I think the pictures turned out really cute!!

Donna said...

I think they turned out cute too. Pictures of them in real life are always more interesting than posed pics.

Lonita said...

They still look adorable, even if it didn't go quite as planned!

denverallens said...

The photos are adorable anyway. Life never goes as planned! :)

sally said...

Thanks guys. Jay thought the photos looked really cute too. So I'm going to go ahead with my plan.

quilts and quirks said...

The photos are great, especially the last one. Both kids are looking at the camera. I like the photo with Chas framed with the swing and Bonnie framed with the tire swing too. They look like they live in the country. So cute.

Aim said...

I think they are cute pictures, I like the one with Chas in the tire swing and Bonnie with the swing. It's a cool shot. I have had this happen to me lots of times. I have to have somebody else take the kids pictures to get them to act half way normal most of the time.

Patti said...

you need to ask your dad to show you the picture of him and his brother in their cowboy hats. I can't remember if that is the one with him in a cast or not